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Serger Trim Catcher
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Date: 2/25/03 9:27 AM

As a new serger owner I was looking around for some helpful serger accessories and among a few others I found the Serger Trim Catcher very useful. However the concept seems pretty straight forward and I was wondering if I can make it myself, using hanger rods and muslin?

Has anyone made it?

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Date: 2/25/03 10:54 AM

Deepika,
I've seen people just tape a small plastic garbage bag in the right spot and everything falls into the bag. I guess it depends on your table and machine positioning.

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Date: 2/25/03 12:18 PM

Butterick 4521 is a home dec pattern with sewing accessories. It includes a serger scrap catcher. I have the pattern but haven't made it yet. It looks just like the picture you posted so it might be worth your while to pick it up when it goes on sale.

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Date: 2/25/03 1:20 PM

Thanks JAS I've added that pattern to my wish list now.

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Date: 2/25/03 8:15 PM

Ok, this may not match your home decor :D  But in a pinch you can use a baseball cap. Place the brim of the baseball cap underneath the front feet of the serger and the "cap" of the hat will catch all the trimmings.  :p

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Date: 2/25/03 10:16 PM

Yeah Nancy I heard about that tip also, cant remember where, but I want the proper trim catcher. I think the one in the butterick pattern will be very simple to make.

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Date: 2/26/03 6:49 PM

There's a free online pattern for a "scrap bag" on this website:
http://hometown.aol.com/bnikkib
Scroll down to the bottom and there are pictures of the finished product and links to instructions for making it.

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Date: 3/4/03 9:57 AM

How funny!  I thought about the garbage bag idea too, just the other night.  I was getting tired of emptying my serger catcher and was trying to think of something else I could use!

What about using a wire hanger and bending it to hang a bag through the middle?
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Date: 3/14/03 9:43 PM

Deepika,
I know you love your serger ( I just ordered the same one and can't wait to start serging)!  But you need to get your priorities in order.  If you can use a garbage bag or something else that already exists in your house - use it!
You want to save all of your precius sewing time and, more importantly, money, serging or sewing things you can wear! (drapes and other important home dec stuff excluded).
I sometimes find the desire to make things that when I really think about, realize its much cheaper and just as satisfying to have someone else make...  :)
Tina

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Date: 3/14/03 11:18 PM

Sigh! you are right Tina. I think the reason why I was looking to make my own serger trim catcher was because I needed to decorate my sewing room. My husband is totally against hanging anything on the walls so it looks pretty bare. I thought if I can brighten up the room a little by sewing my own serger trim catcher, ironing board cover, sm cover and serger cover, maybe it will look nicer. I am looking for a sewing theme fabric which I can use to make these accessories. Realistically I know it will be months before I can get around to doing these but I'll take it slow.

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